Hi! Thank you so much for replying.
1) Thank you that's what I was wondering. If I am still seeing heat damage. So I need to return all my products -- except Aubrey Organics, I love that stuff -- and start treating for damage. Not healthy type 4 hair? And also start protein treatments.
3) For a leave-in, I use AO Island Replenishing Conditioner -- which does include Almond Protein. So all I need is a good sealing oil.
4) Thank you for your help and your words. Because I am just not happy. While I would never go back to relaxing, I have thought about picking up the scissors or going back to PNC. I guess I just have to give it time and keep trying products until I find one that works. It's extra hard because I'm Vegan, & I'm trying to be CG. So that makes my product choices limited.